from The Century Dictionary.

  • See artifact.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun same as artifact.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of artifact, perhaps more common in Commonwealth of Nations English.

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  • noun a man-made object taken as a whole


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  • What if the cultural artefact is appropriated from a dominant culture by a member of another dominant culture?

    More on Cultural Appropriation Hal Duncan 2006

  • SO you have bought the surround sounds amp & speakers. the speaker stands and all the wires. you have bought the best sound you can afford … … … … then settle on an inferior picture because of the size of tv, you say that you have limited floor space so what are you doing with it NOW, are you displaying some rare and ancient artefact, is your new stand taken up that same space you needed so much or do you just have more floor to clean.

    Mitsubishi’s New LaserVue TVs: First Impressions - Bits Blog - 2008

  • The list is an artefact from a creative, experiential process.’

    Disinfo Editorial Master List: 1999-2002 | Disinformation 2007

  • Writing in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science PNAS, they say the artefact is the earliest worked gold found not only in the Andes, but the Americas as well.

    Archive 2008-04-01 Jan 2008

  • The plot has a group of characters searching for a priceless Native American artefact, which is pinched during a poker game at a casino.

    Empire News 2010

  • ~ Bursting dark energy's bubble -- "Theorist suggests mysterious force could be an 'artefact' of a void in space."

    Speedlinking 11/2/07 William Harryman 2007

  • He arrived as I was puzzling over the design of an incomprehensible, for the moment, Gurlenian "artefact" brought in by Zealor.

    Timegod's World Modesitt, L. E. 1992

  • Snapshot Artefact Treat content you created in wiki as an "artefact" • freeze project wiki after completing project: garden it right and move on • make a hard copy: • write wiki on a CD for each participant • publish selected wiki content is a separate website 25

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows 2008

  • Location: cz yes, yes. to be sure i will form the question once more. its not about flicker. degrain (degrain1) and probably v. coherence cause that when there is a small movement of bigger area, sometimes this area doesnot move as whole, but by parts. tried fft3dfilter, which was able to remove this 'artefact' but. but blurs alot. tried to have same frame with 1pixel up/dn/left/right shift and do temporalfiltering on them. or corrector on them.

    Doom9's Forum 2010

  • You can select just what you want – and create an artefact which is and isn’t ‘real life.’

    malaise 2005


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  • how does this differ from artifact?

    August 18, 2008

  • 'Artefact' is considerably more common in BrE, 'artifact' in AmE. 'Artefact' is the earlier (and seems to have been invented by Coleridge!), and has -e- because it derives from a phrase, arte factum "made by art".

    The -i- is by assimilation to the much more common (and much older) type seen in 'artifice', 'artificial', which are from actual compounds (not phrases) in Latin, where the linking vowel was always -i-.

    August 18, 2008

  • This is another of those situations where I couldn't tell you which spelling I favour, just because I've never really thought about it, it just comes to me.

    August 18, 2008

  • I think that given the era and nature of the technology I might habitually use artifact to refer to JPEG arti/efacting, the same way conscientious BrE speakers use programme for most cases, including TV, but program for a computer program; also disc for round, flat things (including CDs, since they fairly resemble that previously more familiar object, the vinyl record), but disk for hard disk and floppy disk, where the platters themselves are hidden.

    August 18, 2008